It is a great time to be part of the Kansas City technology community with numerous local startups making an impact both locally and nationally. In the next several weeks, there are plenty of opportunities for area professionals and technology enthusiasts to gather to share ideas and discuss new initiatives that will influence Kansas City. The team at Twentyseven Global recommends everyone take advantage of the numerous upcoming events.
The fall IT Networking Event is here. Register today.
Throw on your kicks and join us and more than 400 tech professionals for our final 2012 IT Networking Event. Connect with Kansas City’s influential tech companies and professionals while enjoying Boulevard beer, interactive basketball games and raffles for the hottest tech gadgets available. We’ll see you on the court.
FALL IT NETWORKING EVENT
Thursday, November 15
Raffles occur at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
KCnext members: no charge
Non-KCnext members: $15 per ticket
Startup Weekend Kansas City: November 16
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.